Adult English as a Second Language Groups

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Would you like to improve your English conversation skills?
Joining an English as a Second Language group is a fantastic way to improve your English skills. Connecting with an ESL group is also a wonderful way to meet people living in your community that are newcomers to Canada. Here is a list of some of the FREE English as Second Language groups meeting in Bruce and Grey.

Bruce County English 101 Port Elgin and Kincardine call Steve at 519-389-2302 to register
Hanover ESL Cafe contact 519-364-1420 or visit Hanover library for more information
Owen Sound ESL Group contact the Adult Learning Centre 519-346-6623 ext. 3 to register

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Season 2014

There are a wide range of fabulous farmers markets to discover this summer in Bruce and Grey County. Each Farmers Market reflects the diverse neighborhoods that host them. Shopping at local markets helps the environment and supports our local growers and farmers. Come out to a market to meet, bakers, artisans, farmers and craftsman, who bring their handmade things from their fields and workshops to sell. Visit Food Link Grey Bruce to find more information on the farmers markets in the area.

Explore Skilled Trades

Skilled trades are jobs that are done with your hands such as construction, plumbing, and welding. The Owen Sound Georgian College Campus offers one and two-year full-time programs that train people to become skilled trades workers. The College is hosting a Trades Open House in Owen Sound on Saturday June 14th. College staff will be available at this event to answer questions and to provide information about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. If you would like to learn more about this event visit Georgian College Trades.


“Use Your Power to Make Change a Reality”

Earth Hour is an event planned by the World Wildlife Fund. The object of Earth Hour is to encourage everyone in the World to become mindful of the hazards of climate change. People are urged to turn off unnecessary lights and other electrical devices for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. on
Saturday, March 29.


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All reading is good reading. Parents can be valuable in their children’s literacy development, despite their language, education, or literacy level. It is important for children to see their parent’s reading whether it’s the newspaper, the mail or a recipe. Children model the behaviour they see. Take a look at ABC literacy for life for suggestions about ways to encourage reading in your home.


Building Generations of Readers

During these cold winter months, a library is an especially nice place to go to – whether it is to find a good book or to take part in an interesting program with your neighbors.
There are a variety of excellent programs offered at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library for adults, teens and children.

Check here often to find details about the latest library news, events and programs